Wipe a Drive - Destroy the Data on Boot Drive



Scott Townsend
07-10-2005, 12:22 AM
I have a PC that I want to Donate and I want to destroy the data that is on
the Drive.

Is the a DOS based utility that I can run to write all Zeros or something to
the Drive to destroy the Data on it?

Thanks,
Scott<-

Cyberbear
07-10-2005, 12:22 AM
"Scott Townsend" <scott-i@.-N0-SPAMplease.enm.com> wrote in
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>I have a PC that I want to Donate and I want to destroy the data
>that is on the Drive.
>
> Is the a DOS based utility that I can run to write all Zeros or
> something to the Drive to destroy the Data on it?
>
> Thanks,
> Scott<-

Check this sie:
http://www.handyarchive.com/free/wipe-drive/


>

Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 12:22 AM
Yes.

Google is your friend.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=erase+hard+disk

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"Scott Townsend" <scott-i@.-N0-SPAMplease.enm.com> wrote in message news:%234GInPnVFHA.2520@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>I have a PC that I want to Donate and I want to destroy the data that is on
> the Drive.
>
> Is the a DOS based utility that I can run to write all Zeros or something to
> the Drive to destroy the Data on it?
>
> Thanks,
> Scott<-
>
>

nospam.please@ualberta.ca
07-10-2005, 12:22 AM
"Scott Townsend" <scott-i@.-N0-SPAMplease.enm.com> wrote in
news:#4GInPnVFHA.2520@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl:

> I have a PC that I want to Donate and I want to destroy the data that
> is on the Drive.
>
> Is the a DOS based utility that I can run to write all Zeros or
> something to the Drive to destroy the Data on it?
>
> Thanks,
> Scott<-
>
>
>

Most hard drive manufacturers have a utility that you can download to test
your hard drive. A lot of these have a "write zeroes to drive" option.
They usually are set to only work on one brand of drive only, so you can't
use a different brand's utility.

You can also download things called something like "Eraser", or "Nuke
disk" that create a boot floppy that will do this for you.

John McGaw
07-10-2005, 12:24 AM
Scott Townsend wrote:
> I have a PC that I want to Donate and I want to destroy the data that is on
> the Drive.
>
> Is the a DOS based utility that I can run to write all Zeros or something to
> the Drive to destroy the Data on it?
>
> Thanks,
> Scott<-
>
>
This is a good one: http://www.heidi.ie/eraser/


Wipe a Drive - Destroy the Data on Boot Drive